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Chicken and Lettuce Salad Recipe

by Rachna

 

Since my husband is growing some lovely fresh lettuce varieties in our terrace garden, I have been spoiled for choice with crackling fresh lettuce leaves for my salad and sandwiches. This recipe is a simple Chicken and lettuce salad that is extremely versatile and has a light extra virgin olive oil dressing. You may substitute chicken with cottage cheese or any other meat depending upon your personal preference. I used grilled chicken for this one. It is a great recipe to utilize leftover grilled chicken from your barbecues.

chicken lettuce salad

Here is my simple chicken and lettuce salad:

chicken lettuce salad

A refreshing Chicken and Lettuce Salad Recipe

Rachna Parmar
Chicken and lettuce salad is a refreshing high protein, low carb summer salad with a light, flavourful dressing. Do try it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serves
Calories 219 kcal
serves

Ingredients
  

  • A head fresh lettuce leaves washed and dried leave them whole
  • 1 Chicken breast grilled and shredded
  • Some cherry tomatoes halved These are from my garden. You may use normal ripe tomatoes sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced love the crunch
  • Some roasted nuts like almonds or walnuts sliced
  • For the dressing
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar or lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Chilli flakes
  • 2-3 flakes garlic crushed and minced
  • Some lemon or orange zest
  • 1 tsp. palm sugar or jaggery grated
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients of dressing together and chill in the fridge.
  • Wash and dry all the veggies and keep them chilled. You can chop the lettuce but I prefer to leave the leaves largely whole.
  • Keep your roast chicken shredded.
  • To serve, add the dressing to the veggies and chicken and toss well. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Once mixed, you can't store the salad for long as it starts losing its crunch and getting watery.
You can add more veggies like bell peppers, corn etc. as per your liking.
This is a good way to utilize leftover grilled chicken.
You can pair this with some toasted bread for a hearty meal.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
A refreshing Chicken and Lettuce Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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chicken lettuce salad

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Jas January 8, 2014 - 9:59 am

I have got to try this. Seems like a very healthy and tasty option.

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Rachna January 8, 2014 - 10:07 am

It is really very easy if you have the ingredients and you can always mix and match but I guess having lettuce would be necessary. Hope you enjoy it.

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Jas January 8, 2014 - 9:59 am

I have got to try this. Seems like a very healthy and tasty option.

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Rachna January 8, 2014 - 10:07 am

It is really very easy if you have the ingredients and you can always mix and match but I guess having lettuce would be necessary. Hope you enjoy it.

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A meal with friends! | Rachna cooks July 7, 2014 - 2:30 pm

[…] Fresh salad: A mélange of colours and wholesome natural goodness cajoled as farm fresh lettuce, plump cherry tomatoes and creamy avocados from my own organic garden played hide and seek with crunchy capsicum, onions and roasted walnuts. Just before serving, they were doused with an olive oil-garlic-freshly ground pepper, and oregano dressing to tantalize the taste buds. […]

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A meal with friends! | Rachna cooks July 7, 2014 - 2:30 pm

[…] Fresh salad: A mélange of colours and wholesome natural goodness cajoled as farm fresh lettuce, plump cherry tomatoes and creamy avocados from my own organic garden played hide and seek with crunchy capsicum, onions and roasted walnuts. Just before serving, they were doused with an olive oil-garlic-freshly ground pepper, and oregano dressing to tantalize the taste buds. […]

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